I am just thrilled with a recent article written in the Huffington Post by Daniel Maidman. Daniel got in touch with me many months ago about making this article happen and while I recognized the huge compliment he was bestowing on my work, and while I knew that no publicity is bad publicity, I have to say, I’m generally very nervous about having someone else do the talking about my work. I put a lot of thought into my work and I don’t like to have my meaning misrepresented or misconstrued. In fact, I get quite edgy about it.
But, on the phone, Daniel said something that made me think he understood what I was about. He said that he felt that the genre of child portraiture was sadly looked down upon because of a generalized fear amongst artists that children equals sentimentality, and that paintings of children in fact deserve respect. So I felt like shaking his hand through the receiver.
A million thank yous for the thoughtful article, Daniel.
Please read the article here.